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John Kennedy Jr has it all: wealth, looks, an easy charm. More than any Kennedy of his generation, he seems to wear the crown lightly - George Clooney with a political pedigree. But while he appears carefree and light-hearted in public, he always works from a carefully-written script - one that was started virtually the moment he was born. No matter how he might try to deviate from it, in the end, he cannot escape the role that destiny and America have chosen for him to play.
Becoming President isn't just a matter of what you show America, but what you hide as well. Once inside the White House, the truth behind the Kennedy mystique requires extensive cover-ups that threaten to undo the family forever. When confronted with political peril - from mob connections to sexual encounters with possible spies - Bobby Kennedy writes a virtual magician's handbook on how cover-ups are done.
No family knows what a powerful image can do better than the Kennedy's. They created a carefully crafted image that helped catapult them to the forefront of American politics and into the hearts of the America people. From fashion statements to Presidential mannerisms, here is how the Kennedy's redefine 'the Image' of power and set new standards for the rich and powerful.
Behind every Kingdom there is a fortune. The Kennedy's may be America's most public family but when the subject turns to money their silence is deafening. Sorting out the facts from the myths, here's how the Kennedy's become one of America's wealthiest families, how they keep it and how that fortune fuels a dynasty.